Waitaki Heritage Fund

Waitaki District Council

Relevent Country: New Zealand

Applicants are now invited to submit applications for the Waitaki Heritage Fund.

The purpose of the fund is encourage heritage place owners to retain, preserve, conserve and maintain historic buildings and sites.

Funding Information

  • After a first-year allocation of $50,000, $100,000 per year has been allocated to the fund under the Long-Term Plan.
  • The works must be completed within 2 years of receiving the application.

What can you apply for?

The grants are for works that enhance the historic character of heritage buildings or sites. Generally, preference will be given to (in no particular order):

  • Restoring or reconstructing missing original features (such as parapets).
  • Painting in heritage colours of a previously painted structure.
  • Paint removal where the paint is inappropriate or damaging to a structure.
  • Essential repairs, stabilisation, or core structural works (eg repairs and maintenance, for example, re-roofing, damp proofing, gutter replacement).
  • Upgrades to code/regulation standards to enable contemporary use of heritage places
  • Specific “like with like” material replacement/maintenance projects that protect the integrity of heritage buildings.
  • Preparing of heritage conservation plans or condition reports.
  • Emergency works to protect heritage fabric.
  • Earthquake strengthening works.
  • Retrospective works will be considered at the discretion of the committee.
  • Emergency applications may be made at any time.

Ineligible Projects

  • Additions and extensions to heritage buildings.
  • New signage.
  • Works on Council or Crown-owned properties.
  • Full or partial demolition of a heritage building; and
  • New buildings within heritage areas/heritage precincts.

Eligibility Criteria

Owners of the following types of heritage places are eligible to apply for funds:

  • Buildings/structures/sites listed as ‘historic places’ on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero (‘The List’) and/or scheduled as contributing buildings/heritage buildings/structures/sites in the Heritage Appendix of the Waitaki District Plan.
  • Places listed as Wāhi Tūpuna, Wāhi Tapu or Wāhi Tapu areas on The List.
  • Contributing buildings/structures in a Historic Area in The List and/or within a Heritage Precinct of the Waitaki District Plan.
  • Places likely to meet the criteria for being included on The List or the Waitaki District Plan’s heritage appendix. If funding is to be considered for an unlisted building, the heritage value of the place must be demonstrated with sufficient research and analysis for a district plan listing. It will be a condition of the grant that the place will be listed.

Source: https://www.waitaki.govt.nz/District/Community-Grants-and-Awards/Waitaki-Heritage-Fund